Poirot (1989–2013)
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After the Funeral 

When a man disinherits his sole beneficiary and bequeaths his wealth to others just prior to his death, Poirot is called in to investigate.


Maurice Phillips


Agatha Christie (novel), Philomena McDonagh (screenplay)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Suchet ... Hercule Poirot
Philip Anthony Philip Anthony ... Vicar (as Phillip Anthony)
Robert Bathurst ... Gilbert Entwhistle
Anna Calder-Marshall ... Maude Abernethie
John Carson ... Richard Abernethie
Kevin Doyle ... Inspector Morton
Michael Fassbender ... George Abernethie
Fiona Glascott ... Rosamund
Geraldine James ... Helen Abernethie
Dominic Jephcott ... Dr. Larraby
Vicky Ogden ... Janet
Julian Ovenden ... Michael Shane
Lucy Punch ... Susannah Henderson
William Russell ... Lanscombe
Annabel Scholey Annabel Scholey ... 'Miss Sorrel'


His friend, solicitor Gilbert Entwhistle, asks Hercule Poirot to help solve a riddle and a murder. The riddle has to do with Richard Abernethie's will. It would seem that he changed his will immediately prior to his death, distributing all of his wealth equally among family members but excluding George Abernethie who, in all previous wills, had been the sole beneficiary. The two had supposedly argued recently, but Entwhistle suspects the new will may be a forgery. As for the murder, he would like Poirot to investigate the death of Cora Galaccio, who was violently beaten to death the day after Richard's funeral. She too had inherited from the suspect will, but are the two deaths and the will all part of a greater plot, or is there a simpler explanation? Written by garykmcd

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English | French | Italian

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26 March 2006 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sean O'Connor, who has chauffeured David Suchet to the set since the first season, makes an uncredited appearance as a driver. See more »


When the group gathered after dinner, Rosamund makes a comment referencing a revival of the play "The Miracle Worker", however that play was first adapted by William Gibson for a 1957 Playhouse 90 production, while this Poirot adaptation is set in mid 1930s England. See more »


Miss Gilchrist: [after Poirot reveals she is the murderer] She was a thoroughly stupid woman! Endlessly wittering on about this place and what you all did as children. You don't know how truly stultifying it is to listen to someone talking about the same things day after day, and pretending to be interested. "Oh, yes, Mrs. Gallaccio," and "Really, Mrs. Gallaccio?" And in truth just bored, bored, bored! And nothing to look forward to but more of the same.
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Version of Murder at the Gallop (1963) See more »

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A fabulous Murder Mystery
26 February 2006 | by triumph_of_the_bugleSee all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery from David Suchet- who plays Poirot fabulously. A mystery that I did not solve until the end- one thing confused me (the nuns). I recommend this to anyone who is an Agatha Christie fan or anybody who just like (murder) mysteries. A spectacular acting job from the entire cast- David Suchet always puts on a spectacular performance. The Movie also captures the time very well- with old cars, houses, costumes and other buildings all being incorporated into the film. For those who aren't aware; Agatha Cristie is a wonderful writer- and this movie really captures her unique writing style and ability to cook up a spectacular read.

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